Is figure skating still popular today?
YES! The popularity of figure skating is actually growing quite steadily.
Figure Skating is a sport that needs alot of hard work and determation. It has changed from the earliest years because it focuses mainly on the tricks instead of the edges. Figure Skating is also very expensive, You have to pay for ice time, coaches, competitions, test sessions, skates, blades, costumes etc
The founder of modern figure skating as it is known today was Jackson Haines, an American. He won the first Championships of America held in Troy, New York in 1864. Haines was known as the first skater to incorporate ballet and dance movements into his skating, as opposed to focusing on tracing patterns on the ice. Haines also invented the sit spin and developed a shorter, curved blade for figure skating that allowed for easier…